To the Editor, My sincere sympathy regarding the death of Bob Knight. Mr. Knight was an early supporter of Harmony Hall – Jacob Sloat House in addition to his many other ongoing advocacy efforts in Rockland County. His constant practical work and knowledge served many people and historic preservation projects well in Rockland. The old […]

Remembering Bob Knight

Remembering Bob Knight

By Supervisor George Hoehmann Many of you may have heard about the passing of a good friend of mine and great Clarkstown resident, Robert Knight. Bob was Clarkstown’s Town Historian for the last 20 years and a member and chair of the Town’s former Historical Review Board for 30 years. We both shared a deep […]

Orangetown Votes to Exceed Tax Cap Hike of 2%

Council Reduces Proposed Increase from 9.2% to 6.2% BY ROBERT KNIGHT CITY EDITOR The Orangetown Town Board voted unanimously Tuesday to override the state-imposed limitation of a 2 percent increase in local real property taxes next year. By doing so, Orangetown joins three of its neighbors who have already passed similar resolutions: Clarkstown, Ramapo and […]

Orangetown Questions Blauvelt Fire Budget

BY ROBERT KNIGHT CITY EDITOR   Broadacres Still in Doubt, Youth Collaborative Created Orangetown’s Town Board also serves as the Board of Fire Commissioners for the Blauvelt Fire District. Tuesday the board cast a critical eye at the department’s proposed budget for 2013, questioning why the relatively small district should have a reserve fund nearly […]

Orangetown to Revitalize Downtown Pearl River

BY ROBERT KNIGHT CITY EDITOR ROCKLAND COUNTY TIMES The Town of Orangetown plans to revitalize the downtown business district in Pearl River starting later this year, and will kick off the campaign with a public information meeting on the project next Tuesday, Sept. 4. The meeting, which is open to everyone, will begin at 6:15 […]

June 26 Hearing on Pearl River Housing Project

Developer Seeks Extensive Changes BY ROBERT KNIGHT CITY EDITOR ROCKLAND COUNTY TIMES The Orangetown Town Board has scheduled a public hearing for June 26 to entertain a proposal by ARC Properties to extensively alter their already-approved site plans for a large upscale senior housing development planned for Pearl River. The New Jersey firm won approval […]